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Wellesley College J^erjus 

Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



No. 21 




"The best Glee Club Concert in years'' said one 
and all. And not a little of the credit is due to 
the Technology clubs. In fact the greatest hit of 
the evening was their Banjo Club's number. The 
selections that included both glee clubs were par- 
ticularly good, the men's voices furnishing a solid 
foundation for the light voices of the girls. In 
the "Wellesley Mandolin Club's performance, under 
the very able direction of Elizabeth Lupfer, '18, 
there was rhythm and a nice feeling for accent 
although the volume of sound was disappointing- 
ly small. The whole program was so delightfully 
varied that success was inevitable with an appre- 
ciative audience. 

Although the usual tea-dances on Saturday 
afternoon were omitted this year, there was danc- 
ing on both Friday and Saturday evenings until 
11.30. In accordance with the general tendency 
towards simplification, the hall was undecorated 
except for the large banners, those of Wellesley 
and Technology. When the dancing began, the 
hall was uncomfortably crowded, but soon the 
numbers grew less and those who stayed until 
the end of the evening, enjoyed it immensely. The 
Sunday following the concert was open Sunday, 
and even more than the usual number of guests 
thronged the campus. 

Wellesley Glee Club. 

Leader, Alice K. Paton, 1918 
President, Jeannette B. Nostrand, 1918 
Accompanist, Elizabeth S. Hastings, 1918 

Wellesley Mandolin" Club. 

Leader, Elizabeth E. Lupfer, 1918 
President, Helen M. Sibley, 1918 
Asst. Leader, Dorothy Wilson, 1919 

Technology Glee Club 

Leader, P. W. Carr 
Manager, L. Dalton 


1. «. Sing of the Rocks and Shore Corliss 
b. Take Me Back to Tech. 

Arranged by P. W. Carr 
Wellesley and Technology Glee Clubs 

2. a. Battleship Connecticut (March) 

James M. Fulton 
Arranged by H. F. Odell 
6. Medley of War Songs 

Arranged by G. L. Lansing 
Wellesley Mandolin Club 

3. </. Winter Song Bullard 

b. Sleep Time, Mah Honey Howell 

c. Sing We and Chant It Harris 

Wellesley Glee Club 

4. a. To the Field Buck 
b. Slumber Song Warren 

Technology Glee Club 

5. Technology Banj o Club 

6. Topical Song 

Wellesley Musical Clubs 

7. a. March of the Mourning Marionettes Gounod 
b. Viking Song S. Coleridge-Taylor 

Wellesley and Technology Glee Clubs 

8. a. Salut D'Amour Edward Elgar 

Arranged by H. E. Hildreth 
Wellesley Mandolin Club 
6. Somewhere in Dixie G. L. Lansing 

Mandolin Club Octet 

(Continued on page 3, column 2) 

One of the remarkable proposals of the North- 
field Conference was that for the creation of dis- 
cussion groups among the students throughout 
America, which should consider the burning ques- 
tions not only of the War but also of recon- 
struction to follow it. This proposal was laid 
before the student body of Wellesley by Dr. 
Raymond C. Calkins, honorary member of the 
class of 1918, in his opening address at the 
forum last Thursday. Dr. Calkins told us 
quite plainly of our new challenge in its three 
phases. First, he said, we must think hard and 
straight along the lines of the new world-principles. 
Each one of us must conceive, not adopt, them; 
each one of us must understand what we wish to 
do and why we wish to do it, before we can expect 
to become in any way effective. Then, after this 
intensive thought process, we must spare our- 
selves nothing in living out our new conviction. 
Such is the second part of our challenge. It is 
all important because through it we will "get 
things done." Not till the world desires a warless 
future will we be rid of war, and not till we make 
our individual desire an active one -will general 
social consciousness be recognized. And the last 
part of Dr. Calkin's challenge was the need of 
reconsec ration to the highest in ourselves, call it 
the principles of Jesus Christ or the conception 
of a new world order, as we will. 

Charlotte Penfield, 1918, leader of the forum, 
then asked for a discussion of the first part of 
the challenge, of those lines along which we must 
be thinking now in order to be useful and intel- 
ligent. Among the subjects suggested for deeper 
thought were woman's industrial position after 
the war, preparation for the intelligent exercise 
of woman suffrage, the problem of economical 
home management, present movements towards 
industrial democracy, our racial and immigrant 
problems, and comparative peace terms. Mr. 
Sheffield made an eloquent appeal for a more 
searching, less creed-bound spirit of inquiry among 
the students. 

Here the chairman directed the discussion into 
channels of method. How were we to go about 
sretting a better grasp of these subjects? Ellen 
Montgomery suggested that less scattering of effort 
along lines academic and social would give us time 
to go more deeply and constructively into a few 
things. Elizabeth Cox, though agreeing that we 
were not making the fullest use of our academic 
opportunities, felt that classes might be organ- 
ized in conjunction with our regular courses for 
training deeper insight into the subjects, the sur- 
faces of which we skim. Elizabeth Pickett felt 
we would get farther through saner individual 
living, less talking and planning and more doing. 
Marguerite Atterbury made a plea for the culti- 
vation of academic waste places. Why not, for 
instance, recite in class more spontaneously. She 
felt, however, that we need also to dig up new 
area, and suggested that we sign up to think and 
study special problems with perhaps one meeting 
of those who were considering the same subject 
to discuss results, and a forum meeting for gen- 
eral reports. 

It was agreed that the most practical means 
for studying these problems would be through 
small discussion groups. Then came a tussle as 
to whether they should be organized or not. Cath- 
erine Hughes and Ethel Shaeffer felt very defi- 
nitely that organization would alone insure con- 
tinuity, while Therese Strauss wanted the spur of 
sure conviction and enthusiasm rather than that 
of rollcall. Helen Merrell pointed out the fallacy 
(Continued on page 10, column 3) 

Mr. Norman Angell spoke on The Political 
Factors of Allied Success, on Tuesday evening, 
February 19, under the auspices of the College 
Lecture Course Committee. The purpose of his 
address was to show that the success of the Allies 
depends not so much upon further military strat- 
egy > which is already efficiently developed, as 
upon such civilian or political administration as 
will unite our national armies for the prosecution 
of the War, and at the conclusion of the War, 
assemble a body of men with sufficient foresight 
and experience to adjust international affairs for 
the realization of permanent peace. 

We are faced by the military aggressions of a 
group of states united both historically and geo- 
graphically. To combat them effectively, we who 
are less naturally allied, must insure uniformity 
of purpose and action by a clear-cut formulation 
of the principles for which we are struggling. 
Such a step is essential to. the sure cooperation of 
the Allies themselves. If it had been taken when 
President Wilson first suggested it, the Russian 
Bolsheviki might have been averted; for the Rus- 
sian Revolutionists, suspicious of the war policy of 
their former imperialistic government, demanded 
a statement of purpose from the Allies, whose 
failure to respond gave opportunity for the Ger- 
man propagandists to provoke the present con- 

A central code of democratic principles is neces- 
sary also in making terms with the enemy. The 
old hypothesis was that no nation is safe unless 
she is stronger than every other nation ; such a 
theory is the last word on autocracy. It creates 
a desperate and unbending determination in the 
heart of the enemy to fight to the death, or in 
case of peace, settlement constitutes only a tem- 
porary delay for the preparation of a grim re- 
venge. Such, however, will be the probable basis 
of settlement if we leave it to conservative, elder- 
ly diplomats. If we are to have international 
democracy embodied in a world-federation of na- 
tions, we must see to it that the power of legisla- 
tion at the termination of the War, is referred 
to a congress of men representing every class 
of the people. The plan for such a congress, 
where the representatives of different govern- 
ments are to draw up the settlement which must 
be approved or disapproved by the representatives 
of the people, would enable the German people 
to join with the Allies for the defeat of Imperial- 
ism and their own preservation, and is in Mr. An- 
trell's opinion the most certain guarantee of peace. 
The responsibility for bringing about such a con- 
gress rests with every citizen, for public opinion 
is. perhaps, the greatest motive-force behind each 
national government. E. L., '19. 


After a series of try-outs the teams have been 
chosen to represent Wellesley in the intercolle- 
giate debate on March 16*. The Wellesley affirm- 
ative team will meet Smith here while the negative 
team will debate at Mt. Holyoke. 
Speakers Alternates 

Vera Hemenway, '19 Catherine Hughes, K 20 
Charlotte Penfield, '18 Anna Russell, '20. 
Katherine Scott, '20 Ruth Addoms, '18 

■ Negative. 

Speakers Alternates 

Ruth Aultman, '18 Francis Brooks, y 20 

Prudence Bostwick, '19 Rachel Jones, '20 
Margaret Gay, '20 Mary Crane, '19 


Boarb of JEoitors 


Dorothy S. Greene, 1918, Editor-in-Chief. 

Alice Wharton, 1918, Associate Editor. 

Mary B, Jenkins, 1903, Alumnae General Secretary and 

Alumnx Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Dorothy G. Miller, 1918, Assistant Business Manager. 

Assistant Editors. 
Katherine Donovan, 1918. Eleanor Skerry, 1920. 
Dorothy Collins. 1919. Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920. 
Margaret W. Conant, 1919. Ruth Baetjer, 1920. 

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That season has again rolled around when the 
"high and mighty senior whose course is almost 
done," attires herself in cap and gown and pre- 
pares to avail herself at a series of final meetings 
of a last chance to reform the College order by 
exercising the senior prerogative of advising on 
the basis of^hat she has learned by experience. 
However, as seniors are somewhat unwelcome, 
although not exactly infrequent, guests at junior 
class meetings, it is perhaps expedient to make 
suggestions concerning anything so decidedly a 
class affair as the senior publication, the Legenda, 
through these columns. _ 

The development of a war-time policy is the 
present problem which publications everywhere 
must face and a certain freedom from the neces- 
sity of following established precedent is a re- 
quisite for its solution. In the case of the Col- 
lege annual particularly, where editors are elected, 
contracts let, and the work planned so many 
months before the appearance of the publica- 
tion, it is a difficult matter to insure such free- 
dom to the editors. In order that 1919's Legenda 
may be unhampered in its conformance with a 
war-time policy it would seem to be wisdom 
gained by experience to suggest that the juniors 
determine, before elections are claiming their 
entire attention, first, how great is the value of 
the material which now goes into the College 
annual, and second, whether it is at present em- 
bodied in the most satisfactory form. 

We have slight quarrel with the material which 
has made up the Legenda in the past. The time 
and thought of some of Wlellesley's cleverest 
seniors have gone into the editing of a volume 
which contained suggestions of all the College 
happenings which the class may care to recall in 
the future. The Legendas of the past few years 
have been unquestionably well done, but they have 
come to be conventionally complete. Timely class 
discussion may reveal a great deal that could be 
eliminated without destroying the book's value. 
The form of the book, however, has already been 
the subject of much discussion. While the 
Legenda is carefully preserved for reference, it 
will not long decorate the parlor table nor yet is 
it in danger of falling to pieces from hard use; 
its elaborate and durable binding seems there- 
fore unnecessary and extravagant. 

After all, the challenge of extravagance in this 
connection is the one which must be answered. Is 
such a great outlay of money by the college as 
a whole and by the individual members justifiable 
at this time? We believe that the war policy 
which the present situation makes it incumbent 
for the Legenda to adopt, demands a smaller and 
less expensive publication. 

Two possiblities for the war-time Legenda sug- 
gest themselves; the first, to carry further the 
policy of simplification which 1918's board has 
already worked out and which the college is sure 
to approve when the publication is placed on 
sale; the second, to combine the Legenda, at least 
for the period of the war, with the Magazine. 
Radical as this suggestion is, it is deserving of 
careful consideration because of the advantages 
to both publications. First, the combination would 
mean that those girls of most pronounced literary 

ability were uniting their efforts and talents in 
work on a single board and the result would be 
an improvement in the single publication; second, 
the Magazine would gain in interest and increase 
the number of its readers because of the added 
appeal of the Legenda Department, while the 
Legenda would be able to give to the College the 
material it values without the enormous expense 
of the present elaborate volume; and third, and 
most important from the standpoint of economy, 
the two publications would benefit mutually from 
a combined circulation and list of advertisers. The 
June number of the Magazine might, in accord- 
ance with this scheme, be peculiarly a senior pub- 
lication containing the class pictures now presented 
in the Legenda and such other material as per- 
tains essentially to senior year and because the 
successive numbers of the Magazine can be easily 
filed, the value of the Legenda as a reference book 
need not be lost. 

The war-time policy of the Legenda is a ques- 
tion which should without doubt receive prompt 
attention by the seniors-to-be. If. a change of 
policy is not made before the new board is elected, 
at least they should enter upon their work de- 
termined to go carefully into the question of the 
economical production of the college publication 
in war-time. 


The annual conference of the Association of 
News Magazines of Women's Colleges, to be held 
here over the coming week end, gives Wellesley 
an opportunity once more to play the role of 
hostess. It will be her privilege during the speci- 
fied time to entertain delegates from practically 
all of the eastern colleges and to prove to them 
what Wellesley stands for. Had the Administra- 
tion been less generous in the cooperation, the 
conference could not be the success we are hoping 
it may be. It remains now only to secure the 
full enlistment of student body enthusiasm to 
make the convention far reaching in its results. 
The benefit to be derived from such meetings, 
at which individual as well as general problems 
are freely discussed and for which solutions are 
helpfully offered, is comparable to no other form 
of advancement. The advantages thus gained 
should be clearly evident throughout the coming 
year, in our own columns. To the colleges repre- 
sented at the conference will tome the sense of 
a closer bond of union — a mutual understanding. 
Many of the guests themselves have never visited 
Wellesley and are looking forward with anticipa- 
tion to seeing for themselves what Wellesley has 
to offer, by way of comparison with the variety 
of scenes and institutions with which they are 
individually familiar. It is with a feeling of pride 
uppermost that Wellesley welcomes them to a 
campus of more than usual beauty, to a college 
generation growing up with the influence of high 
ideals and splendid traditions. 
To say again that Wellesley College is privileged 
. in being chosen to offer its hospitality for so ex- 
tensive an "at home," is superfluous, but to say 
that the coming convention will be successful for 
all concerned, is merely to reassure ourselves of 
the concentrated and wholehearted cooperation of 
the student body. 

All contributions for this column must be signed 
with the full name of the author. Only articles thus 
signed will be printed. 'Initials or numerals will be 
used in printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 


A Practical Suggestion foe Vacation. 

Although many noted and inspiring speakers 
have repeatedly told us that we are best serving 
our country by completing our college course, still 
the desire to do something more practical, more 
spectacular, more satisfying has not been entirely 
quelled. When we hear of the heroic deeds of our 
soldiers and sailors something deep down within 
us, refusing to be stilled, arouses a spirit of dis- 
content and a desire to do something. Economiz- 
ing on lights, cutting out sweets, and even making 
surgical dressings or sewing garments for Bel- 
gian children fail to satisfy that desire. We know 
that our highest duty is to train our minds, and 
yet we are aching for some practical application 
of our learning. 

While here at college our time is pretty well 
occupied with our studies, but how about our 
summer vacation? Then we shall have an op- 
portunity to satisfy our inner craving for some- 
thing practical. Then we can apply the knowl- 
edge we have been acquiring during our college 
course. It is not too early to begin thinking 
about the summer months. Very soon our spring 
vacation begins. Many of us are going home. 
Then we shall have a chance to look about us and 
to take an inventory of the needs of the com- 
munity in which we live. If we seek, surely we 
can find something to which our abilities are par- 
ticularly suited. Those who have taken courses 
in Botany can probably arrange to supervise 
school or city gardening. Those who are attend- 
ing the lectures on "Food and the War" may be 
able to disseminate their newly acquired knowl- 
edge. Perhaps some are ingenious enough to orig- 
inate recipes for the use of the coarser flours and 
the new war materials, and can put their inventions 
upon exhibition. At any rate there will be many 
places where the executive ability obtained at col- 
lege can be utilized. Though most of these positions 
will not be spectacular, at least they will be practi- 
cal and will give us the satisfying consciousness 
that we can do something. We need not sit about 
idle. Why not, then, spend our spring vacation in 
searching out and securing a position for the 
summer months, and then come back to college 
in April willing to tackle our studies with vim, 
because we have the satisfying consciousness of 
some definite end toward which to work? 

M. H. H., '19. 


Cause and Effect. 
This year, more than any other, A's and B's 
seem to have been falling like the gentle rain 
from heaven — upon both good and bad in the 
earth beneath. If you pulled a B, — well, you 
waited in the right spot for the B to fall; if you 
drew an A, — why, it was a perfectly arbitrary 
matter. Marks seem to be out of the ordinary 
chain of cause and effect. Or, perhaps, I am 
wrong, for there is "that girl, you know, who 
smiled at him all during the course and only got 



A large spun-silver cross, probably still on a 
silver chain, between Stone and Fiske (via the 
Administration Building'). Reward if returned 
to owner, to whom it is very valuable. 

. M. B. Sr.\rm, 36 Stone Hall. 



Especially to those interested in Wellesley's 
farm project might it be enlightening to know 
what has already been accomplished in other col- / 
lege war gardens. The Committee on Public In- 
formation have issued a pamphlet — War Work of 
Women in Colleges — in which the following ap- 
peared: \ 

"The Collegiate Alumnae Journal for Septem- 
ber, 1917, speaks of the Goucher College gardens: . 
"Squads of girls planted a large plot of ground 
with vegetables, the cultivation of which was 
turned over to the city students during the sum- 
mer. This part of the plan has been successful 
beyond expectation, and has } r ielded a goodly sup- 
ply of vegetables for canning. In fact, the ex- 
periment has proved so satisfactory that it will 
probably be continued next year on a larger scale, 
and the ultimate development is likely to be a 
permanent farm or garden worked by the students 
for the production of college supplies.' 

"Farm work at Mount Holyoke is described by 
Dean Purrington: 'The work was begun early in 
the spring by asking for volunteers from the stu- 
dent body to give some time each week during 
the spring term. Four hundred responded to 
this, and the volunteers were divided into squads 
of about 20 students each with a leader. These 
squads were called by the superintendent of the 
farm as they were needed. The college owns farm 
land which has not been under cultivation for a 
number of years. About 14 acres were plowed 
and harrowed by men, and practically all the rest 
of the work was done by the students. They re- 
moved brush, scattered fertilizer, planted crops, 
hoed, pulled weeds, picked potato bugs, and 
sprayed the vegetables that needed it. 

" 'During the summer there were three squads 
of 18 students each employed and each squad 
, worked a month, beginning with June 15. * The 
college kept open one of its smaller houses for 
these students, paid a cook, and furnished the 
food. Some of the college matrons gave their ser- 
vices as superintendent of the house. The girls 
did the housework with the exception of what the 
cook did. The time given by each student to 
farming was four hours a day and to housework 
one hour. With one or two exceptions, the stu- 
dents had not had previous agricultural experience. 
. The leaders of the squads received instructions 
from the manager and his assistant, and these 
leaders in turn instructed the squads. 

" 'Although the girls did not have systematic 
training beforehand, they gathered a good deal of 
information as they worked. From the point of 
food production the experiment was a decided 
success. The financial statement has just been 
issued and shows that all expenses were covered, 
including the cost of implements, and that there 
is a small surplus in money. A kitchen garden 
helped to lessen the expenses for board. The 
crops raised were those that could be used in 
furnishing the college table. The last squad, which 
came about the middle of August, had compara- 
tively little out-of-door work to do, so under the 
direction of the head of the department of botany 
they devoted a good deal of their time to drying 
and pickling. It did not seem advisable for the 
college to go into canning, as it would have in- 
volved a large outlay in equipment, but many 
bushels of corn were dried and string beans laid 
down in salt. After the opening of college in 
September, volunteers were called out to help 
harvest the crops. The summer farmers came 
back to college this fall in unusually fine physical 
condition and are most enthusiastic about the 
work. I think the majority of them would be glad 
to undertake the same work again next summer 
should it seem wise to continue the experiment.' 

"The 'agricultural unit' of Vassar College 

worked on the model farm which supplies much 

of the food for the college dining rooms. In the 

, spring when the shortage of labor became evident, 

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Mar. 7th. 

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Mar. 9th. 

Newest Spring Apparel 

For Women and Misses 

Suits, Coats, Wraps, Tailored Dresses, 

Afternoon and Evening Gowns, Waists, Skirts, 

Shoes, Sweaters, Sport Apparel, 

Riding Habits, Millinery, Underwear, Negligees, Etc. 

An extensive variety of styles appropriate for College Women 

At Moderate Prices 

14. girls volunteered to work during the summer 
until harvest. They were chosen from a group of 
applicants and passed a physical examination. 
They commenced June 17 and finished the work 
August 11. Starting at 'i o'clock in the morning, 
they worked at every kind of farm labor — harvest- 
ing, running machinery, etc. At the agricultural 
exhibition at Springfield, Mass., in the fall they 
gave a demonstration of their ability as practical 
farmers. The Collegiate Alumna; Journal says: 
'The girls are paid HVi cents an hour. Their day 
averages 8 to 9 hours work. Both head farmer 
and gardener say the girls have done much better 
than they expected and are equal to if not more 
thorough than the men in comparable tasks. The 
adverse comments and predictions as to the effec- 
tiveness of the girls' work have been utterly dis- 
proved, as have the warnings of physical break- 
downs.' " 


Joint Concert Scores Decided Success. 
(Continued from page 1, column 1) 

9. a. The Miller's AVooing Waning 

b. Kentucky Babe Oeibel 

c. Knitting Bitter 

Wellesley Glee Club 

10. Xylophone 

C. T. Proctor, Technology 

11. a. The Two Grenadiers Schumann 
b. Honey, I Wants Yer Now Coe 

Technology Glee Club 

12. a. Selections from ■'Romance Of the Reel" 

Arranged by G. L. Lansing 
6. Ghost Dance Salisbury 

Arranged by H. F. Odell 

13. a. Technology Alma Mater 
6. Wellesley Alma Mater 

Star Spangled Banner 
Wellesley and Technology Musical Clubs 

Wednesday evening, at 8 o'clock, in Billings 
Hall, the Club for the Study of Socialism and 
others interested heard Mr. Norman Angell in a 
conference on Socialism and the Servile State: 
Will They be Synonymous? — a conference as in- 
structive and interesting as any lecture, and em- 
phasized at the end by the method of questions 
and answers. 

Mr. Angell traced the development of England 
into future socialism by showing three pertinent 
factors of war experience. 

England, before the war, deemed a socialistic 
extension of community support a financial im- 
possibility. Half of England, during the war, 
supporting the country, as well as maintaining 
a higher standard of living than ever before, 
has proved that it can be done, and that an 
immense expansion of production is possible. The 
question of conscription, also, is settled. The 
claim of the state on life is equally applicable to 
private property. And, lastly, there is the factor 
of future experimentation. After the war, young 
men will willingly risk money for the country for 
which they risked their very lives. Future Eng- 
land, taught the fact of its possibilities, accustomed 
to new ideas of state claims, will dare and ex- 
periment with many things. 

Present England is, indeed, a socialist state, 
with extensive government control. This, however, 
is not what is wanted. "Ownership by the state, 
management by the workers," is the new formula 
of Guild Socialism. The House of Lords would 
be abolished in favor of an Industrial Chamber, 
with an occupational, not geographical, basis of 
representation. Thus, over-centralization of 
* power would be prevented and the management 
of industrial machinery would be in the control 
of those actually concerned. With the decrease 
in private property, increase in state power, so- 


cialism confronts a grave danger, loss of freedom 
of the individual. This danger can be met by no 
machinery, but by individual responsibility. 

"Unless we can appreciate the heretic," con- 
cluded Mr. Angell, "the modern socialist state 
will be a definite harm to individual freedom, 
whatever it may do for industrial betterment." 

E. M. S., '19. 


The First of This Series of Lectures. 


The subject for the discussion meeting, led by 
Josephine January on February 20, was The Im- 
mediate Responsibility of the Individual. She 
pointed out that each girl should make her per- 
sonality worthy of being reverenced since there 
is always someone looking to her for inspiration. 
We should broaden ourselves and take advantage 
of every opportunity not only to prepare ourselves 
to live but to live our best now. A good way of 
attaining tW end, one of the participants stated, 
is to work toward it steadily, putting aside a part 
of each day towards such subjects as thoroughly 
reading current events. 

Esther Stevens took for her topic at the discus- 
sion meeting at Eliot on February 20, Our Shift- 
ing Scale of Values. The change which our ideals 
have undergone since the beginning of our life 
here in the college community was expressed. 

E. B. S., '21. 


Rev. Charles A. Dinsmore of Waterbury, Conn., 
delivered the sermon at the Chapel service Sun- 
day morning, February 24. He startled his audi- 
ence by introducing the question, "If we lose this 
war, shall we lose our faith in God?" He went 
on to say that because storms and blizzards add 
to our misery and seem to prevent us from carry- 
ing out our purposes is no reason for fearing that 
God has deserted the righteous. "Nature," he 
said, "is the foundation of our civilization." The 
elements cannot be made to sympathize with man 
— man must reckon with Nature and its vagaries. 
No more can Nature be altered. To account foi 
God's failure to intervene in behalf of the right- 
eous, he said that God is unobtrusive, standing 
aside to let man work out his own salvation, like 
the wise father, who does not remove difficulties 
from the path of his son, but allows him to learn 
by experience. He pointed out that the disas- 
trous occurrences we consider in such a serious 
light are but atoms in the whole sum of events. 
Reverting to his text, "A thousand years in thy 
sight are but as yesterday when it is past and 
as a watch in the night," he advised us to try 
to get the eternal outlook upon life and to regard 
these untoward events as small happenings in the 
ultimate working out of righteousness. 

M. H. H., '19. 

At the 1920 prayermeeting on February 24, 
Margaret Gay gave an inspiring talk on the text 
"In quietness and confidence shall be your 
strength." ^ 

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MISS MARJORIE HISCOX, Assistant Principal. 

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Waban Building, Wellesley Sq., Wellesley, Mass. 

On Monday evening, February 18, at 7.30 in 
the Barn, Mrs. Aubrey Hilliard began her series 
of sixteen lectures on the food administration. 

Why is food conservation necessary? Money, 
men and food are the determining factors in this 
war. Money and men can be secured through or- 
ganization, but it is a more difficult matter to 
control the food habits of a nation through or- 
ganization, for they have until now been con- 
sidered a more personal and individual rather 
than a state concern. Before the war even the 
Allies were not self-supporting, drawing their 
supplies in large part from Germany, Austria, 
Turkey, Russia. Now of course these sources 
are cut off. .Moreover shipment from Australia 
and India, other sources of supply, has been cur- 
tailed by insufficient shipping tonnage. Besides, 
the food supply at home is below normal because 
of loss of man power, unfavorable climatic con- 
ditions and lack of necessary fertilizer — because 
Germany is now cultivating for her own people 
and her own armies Belgium, northern France, 
and the most fertile land in the world — the plains 
of the lower Danube. 

The solution of this problem devolves upon 
North America, particularly upon the United 
States, although Canada can be counted on to do 
her share. The United States ' is the greatest 
granary and butcher shop of the world. We 
have, however, already sent to the Allies all our 
surplus wheat. They need 500,000,000 bushels 
more, and these millions we must save out of our 
own daily supply. We begin to see the reasons 
why food control is necessary: first, to provide 
equitable distribution to the groups supplied from 
our resources, — our own army and navy, our 
civilians, the armies, navies and civilians of our 
allies, and the neutral nations; second, to prevent 
exorbitant prices, due to the breaking up of the 
balance between supply and demand, and to spec- 
ulation; third, to educate the public to the methods 
and needs of food conservation. 

What is the policy of our food administration 
and what has it accomplished so far? A word 
about its organization follows. At the head is the 
food administrator, Mr. Herbert Hoover. Under 
him are federal aids who are expert in their par- 
ticular field of work. Each federal aid has a staff 
in which is an economic director. The policy and 
program of the administration- are given publicity 
by means of various public organizations, such 
as the public library and the press. The policy 
of the administration is to accomplish its work 
by voluntary means wherever possible in accord- 
ance with our democratic institutions, to use force 
only with those who refuse to comply voluntarily, 
and to see to it that American morale is not 
lowered through lack of the right kind of food. 
Its accomplishments so far are: the organization 
of 10,000,000-12,000,000 women in voluntary co- 
operation, the voluntary agreement of men to 
eliminate waste, the formation of a licensing sys- 
tem to prevent hoarding of food supplies and 
to stabilize certain wholesale and retail prices. 
By means of this system the price of sugar has 
been kept down to nine or twelve cents per 
pound, and that of bread to eight or twelve cents. 

How can we save enough from our own suffi- 
cient food supplies to feed our Allies as well 
as ourselves? In the first place we must obey 
the instructions given us on the new food home 
cards for 1918, which are soon to be distributed 
to every home. Mr. Hoover asks us to eat "as 
little of all foods as will support health, and not 
to eat between meals." Only the minimum stand- 
ard is given us on the food card. We must vol- 
untarily go farther. We can give up all bread, 
for one meal a day, and all except war cake. 

M. E. C, '18. 

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Editor's Note:— This column is to consist of letters 
received from abroad. Help the editor by sending in 
any parts of your letters which you consider interest- 
ing enough to print. Contributions should be addressed 
to the Editor of the Old Kit Bag, and sent to the 
News Office, Chapel Basement, or handed to one of the 
News editors. 

The following extracts form part of a letter 
received lately by Professor Willcox from an 
English friend (a semi-invalid): 

"Just now I won't discuss the war except indi- 
rectly for I dare say you will be as keenly inter- 
ested to hear what we are doing domestically as 
we are to hear about you. So I will tell you some 
of our recent experiences. First of all SUGAR, 
which for many weeks was a kind of bugbear to 
housekeepers. You see we started the war in two 
camps. When war was declared and a scare was 
raised about food, lots of people rushed off and 
began buying furiously and hoarding. I don't 
think that kind of person had any sons to give 
so they set the>* hearts on getting. We who were 
giving our best and dearest could not possibly 
feel like grabbing anything so we made up our 
minds that we wouldn't buy anything for storing 
but buy day by day just what was absolutely 
needed so that as far as possible, everyone should 
get their share. So I for one (and I dare say 
most of the other professional people) took to a 
kind of daily buying. Well, by degrees we found 
we could get very little, especially of such things 
as sugar; sometimes I could get only half a pound 
or at most a pound a week for my household of 
seven and a good many visitors — officers, Tom- 
mies, etc. 

"We then discovered that there wasn't really 
such a great shortage but that rich and greedy 
people, especially in houses where many servants 
were kept, were simply insisting on being supplied 
with their weekly orders, as usual in spite of the 
war. And the tradesmen (toadies by nature and 
training) were letting these people have all the 
available supplies so the honest and patriotic folk 
who bought daily didn't get a look in! This 
solved itself at last by sugar cards and sugar ra- 
tions and now, thank goodness, I get three and 
a half pounds of sugar every Monday morning 
and that worry is at an end. 

"Now it's MARGARINE. Butter (I write it 
small because it has literally passed out of our 
horizon) is scarce at two and six or three shillings 
a pound. So most of us gave it up long ago. (I 
had to supply my cook with half a pound a week 
. long after we had given it up, as she said she 
couldn't offer her friends margarine !) But lately 
all kinds of fats have been exceedingly scarce 
and difficult to get and we have had to walk miles 
to secure a quarter or a half pound. From the 
Friday before Christmas to the Monday after 
Christmas we had no butter or margarine at all 
and had turkey dripping on our bread at tea and 
gave it to our visitors! Now margarine is being 
'taken over' by government, and we expect soon 
to be rationed at a quarter of a pound a week 
per head. Then I hope to get a pound and three- 
quarters a week. Tea is a great difficulty, but 
we take mostly coffee, which so far is not scarce. 
Meat also doesn't worry us much but it's very 
scarce and the shops are often closed ! When 
they are open the butcher sits in state and half a 
dozen or more ladies stand round humbly asking, 
'When can I have some meat, and how much?' 
The man will say (on Monday perhaps), 'Well, 
Madam, I may be able to send you a little on 
Thursday.' If asked, 'Will it be beef or mutton?', 


371 Tremont St.. Boston 

Cash paid for Ladies' Clothing, Furs, 
Jewelry, Books, Etc. 

the reply is, 'Can't say, I'm sure, Mum, you must 
take what you can get,' and we humbly thank him 
and depart ! Yesterday he graciously sent us two • 
and a half pounds of shoulder of mutton, largely 
bone and J. [her daughter] and I are cooking it 
now. We have three servants but as two are 
always out we have to do quite a lot of our work. 
Today [Sunday], for instance, the cook departed 
at 10 a. m. and came in at 1.30 to find dinner ready 
for her. At 3 p. m. housemaid and nursemaid 
both depart until 10 p. m. whilst cook graciously 
condescends to get us some tea and lay a cold 
supper. Then J. bathes and puts Billy to bed and 
I make the salad, etc., for supper. Then cook 
departs again and this time she stays out all night 
to a party! We dare not say anything now as 
any . girl can walk out of your house and get 
another situation at any moment or she can go to 
munitions or any canteen or aeroplane factory 
or get work as errand girl to ride on a bicycle 
and take out orders. And all these occupations 
have a glamour which domestic service does not 
possess. So we have to be very humble and let 
the servants do more or less as they like and we 
do the work which they leave undone. A 'general 
servant' is almost unattainable now and it is a 
fact that our three do not do as much work as 
one used to do in the old days. We are con- 
sidered lucky to have those we have. In J.'s road 
(where her house is) amongst about twenty houses 
there is only one we know who has any servants 
at all. The road is rather farther out of town 
than we are and so the maids find it dull. We are 
close to a camp of 5000 soldiers, so our 'place' 
finds favor in the eyes of the maids if only they 
are allowed out often enough. It is a very diffi- 
cult problem, this one of domestic service, as I 
quite think it wrong to be so dependent on ser- 
vice; and yet for those of us who have had things 
done for us all our lives and are now over sixty 
it's almost impossible to begin to do without. 

"J. has had to go as confidential clerk to her 
father-in-law, whose last clerk was threatened 
with being called up for service. So she is off to 
town two or three days a week and that leaves me 
all the housekeeping to do and a good deal of 
the responsibility of the boy. I don't mind when 
I am well but I have just been in bed ten days 
and then it's rather hard to keep discipline in the 
house and prevent things going to bits." 


The following letter is from a young man on a 
U. S. submarine destroyer, which took part in the 
capture of the crew of a German U-boat; 

U. S. S. Fanning, Dec. 29, 1917. 

"Dear Mother: Received your letter . . . . 
and package . . . We were at sea Christmas, 
but they gave us an excellent dinner the day be- 
fore! (Wish you would send me another fruit 
cake, if it is not too much trouble.) I now have 
an opportunity of studying a little navigation. 
Am going to try to get a furlough in Scotland 
next month. After my London furlough I have 
a great desire to see Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

"As we start a new year I see absolutely no 
prospect of peace until the next, but then we do 
not get as much news as you ..." 

John Kkemer, 
U. S. Submarine Destroyer Fanning. 

"Nous sommes toujours courageux et il faut 
esperer que ces mauvais jours auront bien un 
terme — apres ceux — ci vien dront des jours meuil- 
leurs que par comparaison nous apprecierons 
d'avantage par la suite." 
Sectur 33. 


One of the most amazing non-fiction detective 
stories on record is the tale of John R. Rathom, 
editor of the Providence Journal; who, with the 
help of a most astute staff has been unearthing 
German spy plots in the United States for the 
last three years. Mr. Rathom, in spite of an in- 
credulous public (for we were neutral when he 
began his disclosures) proved the existence in 
America of a "secret army, made of spies, lying 
diplomats, unctuous exchange professors and hy- 
phenated business men who sold dyes and toys and 
ocean transportation in public and in the dark 
fed the German foreign office with plans of Amer- 
ican fortifications, details of American business, 
and paid for the murder of American citizens 
while still accepting American hospitality."* The 
methods of Mr. Rathom's discoveries are remark- 
able. In the first place he acquainted himself with 
all the books in the New York Public Library 
on every code, ancient and modern. He also em- 
ployed professional workers' in code. Then, hav- 
ing been "listening in" since the beginning of the 
European war (five months earlier) at the great 
wireless stations at Sayville and Tuckerton, which 
were in daily touch with Berlin by way of Nauen, 
Germany, and having accumulated fifty or sixty 
thousand sheets of wireless meessages, he went 
to work to decode these messages as well as he 
might. Some were "number" codes, some were 
"book" codes, some were concealed as "service 
messages," some purported to be market quota- 
tions at the closing hour of the New York ex- 
change. Thousands have never been deciphered. 
Those whose secrets he picked out revealed start- 
ling plans for murder, intrigue and unneutrality. 

Next Mr. Rathom arranged an interview with 
the neutrality board at the White House. When 
he was able to show that "in one week little Anna, 
the daughter of a very prominent New York 
banker — a German-American, so-called — had died 
six times in eight days, and that on each occasion 
her body had been placed in a different named 
room in the house, and she had died of a different 
disease, and was to be buried next day in a dif- 
ferent named cemetery beside a different named 
unele"f — it was not difficult to prepare the way 
for the closing up of Sayville. 

By using the power gained through the posses- 
sion of these messages, and by other means, Mr. 
Rathom was able to get agents into the German 
embassy at Washington. Also he, by a simple but 
wildly incredible device, got his man into the 
office of the Hamburg-American Steamship com- 
pany, whose motto is "Put none but the Germans 
on guard." From that office the plot to blow up 
the Welland canal was discovered. 

Mr. Rathom was the first to expose the fact that 
the Lusitania was sunk by order of the German 
government. He first printed von Papen's checks, 
which proved the connection of the German em- 
bassy at Washington as the principal in the plots 
against America and the connection of Paul Koe- 
nig, von Papen, Boy-Ed, and other notorious 
Germans as the agents to carry these plots into 

Mr. Rathom has done a great deal for his 
country; that goes without saying. Also the 
effect on the paper he serves and edits was prob- 
ably not overlooked in his mind when he set at 
this gigantic task. A native of Australia, he has 
had a most romantic life, serving as newspaper 
reporter in practically every country of the world. 
Twelve years ago he became managing editor of 
the Providence Journal. Seven years later he be- 
came editor and general manager of that paper. 
His editorials on international policies have been 
quoted the world over. 

Telephone Beach 5742 

A dark fox fur neck-piece, with the initials 
M. M., has been taken from Phi Sigma by mistake. 
Will the finder please return to Alice W. Clough, 
71 Stone, and receive a reward. 

•French Strother, World's Work. 
fMr. Rathom — in the Portland Oregonian. 
(Continued on page 9, column 3) 


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(With apologies to Charles Lester.) 

March ! 

Tune (Over There) verse. 

If Wellesley should enlist in the service today, 
Consider all the things that would stand in the 

Would the girls all want to wear uniforms to 

match their hair? 
We must all be neat and be sweet and complete, 
Something very chic and unique, not a freak; 
Wellesley must be fair to see, goddesses of lib- 

Tune (Keep the Home Fires Burning) 
Something quite impressive 
Subtly self-expressive 
Sending cameradie to the sweet jeune fille. 

Tune (Marseillaise) 

Our outfit of horizon blue is k la mode and 

And yet we fear it will not do and thjit we'll 
just have to look again. 

Tune (Over There) 
Very fair, in the air 
Is the trig olive green that they wear, 
But as a buyer, we think it's higher 
Than a simple college maiden ought to dare. 

Tune ( Tipperary ) 

And the costume of the gunners, 
Doesn't suit us a bit, 
Though in them, we might be stunners, 
And perhaps, we'd make a hit. 

Tune (Pack up Your Troubles) 
Khaki, buff, or olive drab, 
Oh, none of them will do, for 
We want the uniform the sailors wear 
It's Wellesley blue. 

once very 

(Finale to Yankee Doodle sung twice; 
rapidly, and the last time slowly.) 
But when we all get dressed to kill, 
Our colors must be swell, see, — 
Paris green for Kaiser Bill 
And Royal Blue for Wellesley. 

R. P. A., '18. 

M. A., '18. 


They've called me here a German spy; 
They've locked the door; I can't get by. 
I can't explain — my friends all flee. 
I've German measles inside me. 

(Signed) 1 of '21. 

It was the brave Sir Wilcox, 

He rode upon a gloot; 
Its tail was made of soft white soap, 

And dark blue was its snoot. 

His love was Lady Geraldine, 

Whose hair most gorgeous was; 

It fell down to her lovely feet 
In curling golden fuzz. 

When the knight beheld his lady, 

Down his mount's smooth tail he slid, 

And doffed his crested helmet, 
Erstwhile his brazen lid. 

Upon his abject knee he sank 

And smote his valiant breast, 

For a "burning adoration 

Gave his pierced heart no rest. 

Scarce had they said "Good morning!" 

When the jealous Claudio 
DasMeu down upon them, pulling his teeth 

An3 gnashing his black mustachio. 

The hero leaped upon his feet 
Just in time to save his life; 

"Stand! juicy-hearted viper! 

Or I'll fire my pocket-knife!" 

These fatal words had their effect, — 
The villain heaved one groan, 

And collapsing quite, upon the sod, 
He shattered every bone. 

"Thus perish, wretch !" the victor said, 
And turned his love to seek; 

Alas, she lay as still as death, 

With wan and bloodless cheek. 

"Ah, woe is me!" he cried in grief, 
Till he spied an egg-plant tree 

Dripping with sparkling lemonade, 
The very remedy! 

Within his silken neckerchief 

He caught the liquid sweet, 
And stooping to the damsel's side, 

He bathed her fairy feet. 

Life soon returned to Geraldine, 
They pledged their troth anew; 

And now they're living blissfully 
On tea and oyster-stew! 


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Nursing offers to women an opportunity for patrio- 
tic service, a splendid preparation for life and a pro- 
fession of broad social usefulness. 

Washington University gives a three years' course 
in Nursing. Theoretical instruction is' given in the 
University, clinical instruction in the wards of the 
Barnes and St. Louis Children's Hospitals, Washing- 
ton University Dispensary and Social Service Depart- 
ment. Six months' credit is offered to applicants 
having an A.B. or B.S. degree from this college. 

Address inquiries to Supt. of Nurses, Barnes Hos- 
pital, 6Ul> So. Kingshighway, St. Louis, Mo. 


{From the Committee on Public Information. 
Division on Woman's War Work.) 

College girls coming to Washington for war 
work will be provided temporary or permanent 
housing by the members of the Washington, D. C, 
branch of Collegiate Alumnas. 

Mrs. Henry; T. Rainey, wife of Congressman 
Rainey of Illinois, presented the resolution at a 
meeting of the Alumnae on February 14 that "the 
members pledge themselves to provide rooms for all 
college women who are to come to Washington 
for service for their country." Mrs. Rainey 
said : "To discourage girls coming here for war 
work would mean difficulty for the departments 
of government. We will meet the housing propo- 
sition as a test of patriotism." 

Mrs. Raymond Morgan, president of the asso- 
ciation, announced that the housing committee 
is making lists of the college women and their 
friends who will make room in their homes for the 
new comers. She said that the association had 
been informed that ninety college girls were com- 
ing to work in one department alone, "and that 
many others were expected. 

A college rally will be held by the association 
on February 26 in All Souls Church to which col- 
lege girls who have come to Washington from all 
over the country are invited. Mrs. Philip N. 
Moore, of the Woman's Committee of the Council 
of National Defense, will preside. Congressman 
Medill McCormick and Arthur Bestor, head of 
the Speaking Division of the Committee on Public 
Information, are among the speakers. 


(From the Committee on Public Information. 
Division on Woman's War Work.) 

Increasing calls from the Government for wo- 
men to take the places of men has caused the In- 
tercollegiate Intelligence Bureau, in Washington, 
to establish a Division which will place college wo- 
men and women of the college type in positions 
of war service. 

Dr. William McClellan, Dean of the Wharton 
School of Finance of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and Director of the Bureau, announces the 
appointment of Miss Louise Shepherd of Vassar 
College to organize this work. Miss Shepherd is 
the associate warden of Vassar. She will use the 
experience which she gained in organizing the 
Vassar Alumnse records and the Vassar College 
appointment bureau. 

Mrs. Lois Kimball Mathews, Dean of Women 
,at the University of Wisconsin, and President of 
the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, is a mem- 
ber of the War Council of the Bureau. 

Dr. McClellan said: "A number of calls from 
the government for college men cannot be filled, 
and women will have to be called upon." 

The Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau has been 
in active existence since February, 1917, and has 
furnished to the government more than 3000 col- 
lege men of many kinds of specialized training. 
In 170 institutions there is an adjutant who acts 
for the bureau. When the bureau receives a call 
from the government it is sent, together with the 
specifications of the particular type of man re- 
quired, to the colleges. The adjutants return to 

the Bureau for transmission to the Government the 
names, addresses, and description of recommended 
men who would accept the call if offered. This 
system will be followed in obtaining women. 

Bryn Mawr, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley and Bar- 
nard are among the women's colleges cooperating 
with the Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau. 


The following quotation is from Helen Samp- 
son, 1916, who is coming to Wellesley on Tuesday, 
March 5, to talk about this subject. Those inter- 
ested are invited to come to room 28 at 4.40 to 
learn what opportunities for service are offered 
in this field. 

M. M. H., n 18. 

In the A. C. A. Journal for October, Miss Mary 
C. Jarrett, Chief of Social Service of the Boston 
Psychopathic Hospital, in an article on Social 
Work as War Service, urges college women to 
take advantage of the opportunity to get training- 
while there is yet time, in some form of social 
work for which war conditions will create a de- 
mand, "'Insistence upon trained work is the key- 
note of our national program." Women who are 
not subject to draft have the strongest moral ob- 
ligation to prepare themselves to volunteer where 
they will be needed. The supply of trained social 
workers now is insufficient to the demands of our 
present social organizations. In connection with 
the war, trained workers will be needed in large 
numbers for civilian relief; recreational activities; 
after-care of soldiers physically or 'mentally dis- 
abled — blind, deaf, crippled, or suffering from 
nervous disorders commonly known as "sheli 
shock." Adequate training requires approximate- 
ly a year. There will be need of untrained volun- 
teers in adaition, but back of them must be the 
trained worker. 

Incidentally the article touches upon the pop- 
ular misconception of case-work as an inferior 
branch of social work from which a person is sup- 
posed to be advanced to an executive or research 
position. "It is now becoming recognized that 
the study of an individual out of adjustment 
with his environment and the organization of his 
life to effect normal adjustment may be a 
science fit to engage all the powers of mind and 
personality that a man or woman can bring to 
it." Miss Jarrett offers an eight months' course 
of training at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital 
which fits one for social case work with nervous 
and mental patients.- Several interneships are 
available for students who are not able to main- 
tain themselves during their training. 

Surgeon General Gorgas, in announcing the 
establishment of a large military receiving hos- 
pital on Staten Island, says that at the time of 
the soldiers' discharge "it will be the duty of the 
Government to assist him in returning to his 
proper place in industry, and of various civilian 
organizations further to supervise him until he 
has been completely rehabilitated — that is, placed 
once more on a firm economic foundation in so- 
ciety." Such supervision is social work. But 
there are not enough social workers for our pres- 
ent civil needs. Clearly large numbers of college 
women should now be preparing themselves for 
this field of work by a course in a school of social 
work or apprenticeship in a high grade social 


Students who expect to enter salaried occupa- 
tions and who are attempting to decide the im- 
portant question of the choice of a profession 
will be interested to know that the public high 
schools are offering just now very unusual pro- 


gives the student such training in the principles 
of the law and such equipment in the technique 
of the profession as will best prepare him for 
active practice wherever the English system of 
law prevails. Course for LL.B. requires 3 school 
years. Those who have received this degree from 
this or any other approved school of law may 
receive LL.M. on the completion of one year's 
resident attendance under the direction of Dr. 
Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholarships ($50 
per year) are awarded to college graduates. For 
catalog, address 

Homer Albers, Dean 
ii Ashburton Place, Boston 

fessional openings to women. As many of the 
twenty-five thousand men instructors in high 
schools are going into various forms of national 
service connected with the present war, it has 
become necessary to fill many of these positions 
with women. In some parts of the country there 
is an actual shortage of high school teachers: a 
condition which will tend, by the economic law 
of supply and demand, to bring about a material 
increase in salaries. 

The better high schools of today give to the 
college-trained woman a very wide range of op- 
portunity for social as well as for academic ser- 
vice. High school positions are actually "social 
service positions" in every sense of the word. Pro- 
gressive principals encourage their young teachers 
to take an active part in the non-academic activ- 
ities of their pupils; in the organization of clubs, in 
athletic organizations, in debating societies, in the 
management of school magazines, in "welfare 
work" of every kind, whether in the school or in 
the community. The day has passed when the 
high school teacher was merely a person who heard 
lessons and corrected papers. She is often a very 
vital force in the town in which she teaches, help- 
ing to shape public opinion, and "doing her bit" 
in the great work of social regeneration. 

The profession in itself is a pleasant one. The 
college woman who enters it is associated with 
men and women of ideals and standards similar 
to her own. Her hours of work are not long; the 
high school daily session is ordinarily from nine 
to two o'clock. She has much longer vacations 
than those of other professions. Instead of the 
usual two weeks, — or, at most, one month, — of 
the business woman, she has about three months 
at her own disposal for travel, rest, or study. In 
the newer and better type of high school, she has 
a much greater opportunity for initiative and for 
the use of all her powers than she could possibly 
have in an occupation of a more mechanical na- 
ture. Moreover, if she has unusual ability and a 
high degree of professional ambition, she may 
aspire, after some years of apprenticeship "in 
the ranks," to some of the more highly paid ad- 
ministrative positions. There are at present some 
public school administrative positions paying five 
thousand dollars to experienced and efficient wo- 
men. For some years a city superintendency pay- 
ing ten thousand dollars was held by a woman. 

A. J. M. 


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department of value by reporting events of interest 
to Wellesley Alumni as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumna are urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumna? General Secretary, Miss 
Mary B. Jenkins, or directly to the Wellesley Col- 
lege News.) 


The $31,000 mark is passed and we are on the 
home streteh. Can we raise the remaining $9,000 
before April first? The answer is that we can 
for we must! 

Now that the sailings are booked and the per- 
sonnel almost complete the funds must not be 
lacking. Will not those who have delayed to 
make sure that the plan would go through, now 7 
send in their contributions promptly or add to 
those already made. 

Either money or pledges should be sent to Can- 
dace Stimson, Treasurer Wellesley War Relief 
Unit, 277 Lexington Ave., Xew York City. 


The Alumnae Office wishes to thank those who 
have been so kind about sending in changes 
of address for names on the lists recently pub- 
lished and posted. The Office still lacks the fol- 
lowing addresses, and will be grateful for further 
help in regard to them. As proof is now being 
read, prompt information will be especially ap- 
1885 — Mrs. Charles E. Curtis (Emma F. Puring- 

1889 — Miss Mary A. Winston. 
1S95 — Miss Ada Krecker. 
1896 — Miss Eva Loudon. 
1898 — Miss Alice R. Callaway. 
1900— Miss Charlotte B. Herr. 
.1905 — Miss Kate G. Wilson. 

Mrs. Herbert French (Myrtle Goodman). 
1913 — Miss Josephine A. Welte. 
1914 — Miss Marv C. Wood. 


'12. Edith Starr Sackett to Captain Hubert E. 
Howard, Parsons College '09, Harvard Law, '12. 

'17. Christine Hall to Charles P. Hough, Jr., 
Princeton '15, Harvard Law '18. 


'15. Dunnick-Kuehner. On January 3, at Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, Jeannette Hays Kuehner to John 
Franklin Dunnick, Ohio State LTniversity '13, of 
Toledo, Ohio. Address: 3126 Kimball Ave., To- 
ledo, Ohio. 

'17. Claflin-Fuller. On February 23, at Prov- 
idence, R. I., Harriet Ames Fuller to Albert Whit- 
man Claflin. Address: 180 Medway St., Provi- 
dence, R. I. 


'97. On December 20, 1917, a daughter, Evelyn 
Joy, to Mrs. Willis O. Wing (Eva Guy). 

'03. On February 17, at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a 
daughter, Clare Stillman, to Mrs. R. Nelson Ben- 
nett (Clare Raymond). 

'09. In September, 1917, a son, William Fred- 
eric, Jr., to Mrs. W. F. Herbst (Florence Koch). 

'11. On January 21, at Hastings-on-Hudson, 
X. Y., a daughter, Dorothea Radley, to Mrs. Ed- 
win Daniel Peck (Helen Radley). 


'94. On February 18, in Rochester, N. Y., Mrs. 
Joseph H. Dodge (Ruby Porter Bridgman). 

'95. On February 20, in Wellesley, Mass., Agnes 
M. Goodell. 

'10. Mrs. John Peyton Sherrod, Jr. (Elizabeth 
Hofsinger) to 1404 W. 51st St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Patriotism Demands the Conservation of Wool 

Do your bit and be both stylish and comfortable in costumes of 
Silk. The quality Silks wear like cloth and look far handsomer 
You are sure of quality and style leadership when you buy 


., H. Silks de Luxe 

Be sure that the 
identification marks 
are on the selvage 
of Khaki-Kool and 
Pussy Willow and on 
the board or box of 
Will 0\ The Wisp 
and Indestructible 
Voile. They are 
there for your pro- 

Ask for the new 
Silks, Roshanara 
Crepe, Ruff-A-Nvff, 
Amphora, and Slen- 
dora Crepe. 

AU Trademark Names 


"The New Silks First" 



In lieu of more formal Resolutions, the thirty 
of us who remain of the forty-one glad Eighties 
would express our love and grief for Charlotte 
Roberts, "her radiant spirit, her young, unwith- 
ering self," in words taken from a letter written 
by "Edith." 

"I find great help in thinking of Lottie now 
that she has passed beyond the threshold into 
the glory. I thought it possible that after her 
long sleep she might awaken into this life again; 
but we know she was always so quick to learn her 
lessons. It is natural she should slip away soon 
out of this school-life into the fulfillment of 
promise and a higher service." 


After Sherlock Holmes, Came . 

(Continued from page 6, column 3) 
There has been some rather rough handling of 
Mr. Rathom's name among the agents of the 
secret service, for by his unusually open dis- 
closures to the public of his methods and achieve- 
ments, many pro-German sympathizers have been 
warned of the danger surrounding them, and their 
increased watchfulness will make the detectives' 
task of apprehension very much more difficult. But 
Mr. Rathom's purpose was evidently to waken 
the public from their unsuspicious attitude, and 
if he has accomplished this, the results will offset 
the German carefulness before very long. The 
indifference to German propaganda, in itself,' is 
more advantageous to the United States than the 
upheaval of a warehouse full of powder is detri- 

(This column is confined to personal items concerning 
students, faculty, and others on our campus or closely 
associated with the college. Please send notes of in- 
terest to the Editor at the News Office, Chapel base- 
ment, or drop in the contribution box on the News 
bulletin before 9.00 A. M. Monday.) 

Miss Louise Snowden of the History Depart- 
ment has been elected a member of the American 
Society of Church History. Miss Snowden is the 
first woman to be elected to membership in the 

Eleanor Clark, 1920, has been elected to fill a 
vacancy on the Board of Directors of the Chris- 
tian Association. 


'18. Edith Mitchell to John Coffeen, of Pasa-. 
dena, Cal, now in the Regular Army, Field Ar- 



Courses in typewriting are not to be given be- 
cause the college feels that the money should be 
used for courses of more educational value. 

A course in gardening may be given later in 
the year and a course in conservation cookery 
may be arranged at Simmons if there are enough 

On account of lack of heat in the '■gymnasium, 
the classes consist of twenty or thirty minute 
periods of exercises, and the students wear ordi- 
nary street dress. 


A course in food conservation is to be offered 
during the second semester. The work will be 
given in weekly lecture periods and there will be 
outside reading required but no text book study. 
Full credit will be given to those who elect the 




Thursday, February 28. 8 P. M. At the Chapel. 
Organ Recital. Organist, Malcolm Lang 
of King's Chapel, Boston, Mass. 
Friday, March 1. Group II Meetings. 

7.30 P. M. At the Barn. First performance 
of the Barn Plays. 
Saturday, March 2. 9 A. M. Opening of the con- 
ference of the Association of News* Maga- 
zines of Women's Colleges. 
4.15 P. M. At Tower Court. Address by Dr. 
Samuel M. Crothers on the Literary Aspects 
of Journalism. . 
7.30 P. M. At A. K. X. Discussion of the 
Practical Aspects of Journalism, led by Mr. 
Stevens of the Christian Science Monitor. 
7.30 P. M. At the Barn. Second performance 

of the Barn Plays. 
7.30 P. M. Society Program Meetings. 
Sunday, March 3. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A. My Rev. George L. Parker, of Winter 

Hill, Mass. 
7 P. M. Vespers. Address under the auspices 
of the I. C. S. A. by Miss Katherine Hard- 
wick e. 
Monday, March 4. 8 P. M. At Billings Hall. 
Dr. Katherine B. Davis, Chairman of the 
Parole Committee of the City of New York, 
under the management of the Vocational 
Guidance Committee. 
Tuesday, March 5. 8 P. M. At Billings Hall. 

Concert by Miss F. Marian Ralston. . 
Wednesday, March 6. 7.15 P. M. At Billings 
Hall. Mr. Frances Sayre will speak on 
War "Experiences in France, at the Christian 
Association meeting. 
Thursday, March 7. 8 P. M. At the Chapel. 
Organ Recital by Mr. Sumner Salter of 
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. 


The News takes pleasure in announcing as parts 
of the conference program two talks of especial 
significance for those interested in journalism. 
At 4.15 P. M. on Saturday in the Great Hall of 
Tower Court, Doctor Samuel M. Crothers will 
discuss the literary aspects of journalism; at 7.30 
on the same evening at A. K. X. Mr. Stevens of 
the Christian Science Monitor will talk on the 
more technical aspects of the same subject. .These 
two meetings are open to the college public and 
all News competitors especially are urged to at- 


The spring competition for nomination for New? 
Board membership will close at noon on Saturday, 
March 9. No one who has not by that time sub- 
mitted at least one editorial, two reports, and 
some Parliament of Fools material (either draw- 
ing or writing) can be considered for nomina- 
tion. Elections will take place as usual before 
the spring vacation. 


On Tuesday afternoon, March 5, in Billings 
Hall, Miss F. Marian' Ralston, director of 
music in Hockford College, Rockford, Illinois, 
will give a recital of her own composi- 
tions. Miss Ralston was a member of the 
MacDowell Colony at Peterboro last summer; 
and Mr. Macdougall, while visiting Professor 
Skilton fnr the week end, heard several of her 
compositions and was so interested in them that 
he invited her to visit Wellesley. Her program 
includes a sonata for piano, several shorter pieces 
for piano, and some songs. The college public is 
cordially invited to hear Miss Ralston's recital. 




The faculty and students of Wellesley College are in- 
vited to avail themselves of the privileges and services 
offered by this Bank, and the officers and employees are 
ever ready to render any assistance possible in connection 
with bankinsr matters. 

C. N. TAYLOR, President 

BENJ. H. SANBORN, V.-President 

1.0UIS HARVEY, Cashier 




1920 NOTICE! 

One of Vassar's most distinguished graduates, 
Dr. Katherine Bement Davis, is going to talk in 
Billings on Monday evening at 8 o'clock. For a 
good many years Dr. Davis' vocation was teach- 
ing sociology and political economy. But from 
1901 to 1914 she was the Superintendent of the New 
York State Reformatory for Women; and her suc- 
cess in tnis work was the cause of her appoint- 
ment as commissioner of correction in New York 
City in 1914. Dr. Davis has not lost her interest 
in teaching, however; for she is a strong believer 
in the importance of helping weakness before it 
becomes crime. But her talk on Monday night 
will not be limited to the subject of teaching; 
she is going to discuss various vocations in the 
line of sociological interests. Needless to say, the 
opportunity of hearing so excellent an authority 
should not be neglected by those interested in 
such subjects. 

Margaret Howe, '18. 


Mr. Malcolm Lang, organist at King's Chapel, 
Boston, will give the following recital program 
in the Memorial Chapel on Thursday, February 
28, 1918, at 8 o'clock: 

Fantasia, G minor Bach 

Le Petit Berger Debussy 

Prelude de L'Enfant Prodigue Debussy 

Priere pour les Tr£pass6s Ropartz 

The Question Westenholme 

St. Francois d' Assise-La predication aux 

oiseaux Liszt 

Interlude in B flat major Fletcher 

"1620" MacDowell 

The next recital will be given on March 7th 
by Sumner Salter, of Williams College, Williams- 
town, Mass. 


The spring Pay Day will fall this year on 
Wednesday, March 6, at the elevator table, pro- 
vided the weather is suitable, otherwise in the 
Chapel basement. Everybody remember this date 
and take advantage of the last opportunity to pay 
all your debts at once! Patch. College Auditor. 

The 1920 Student-Alumnae Building pledges for 
1918 will be payable second pay day, March 6. 
Overdue pledges are payable with twenty-eight 
cents fine on or before March 6, with further fine 
accruing at two cents a day for every day's de- 
lay thereafter. If you are in doubt about your 
dues, please look it up immediately! The amount 
due on the regular pledge this year is $3.50. 
Don't forget! R. C. Jones. 

The Forum. 
(Continued from page 1, column 2.) 

of trying to make a hard and fast rule for sixteen 
hundred girls. She felt that individual needs must 
be considered. More intensive academic work 
would fill the need of some; others would profit 
from organized classes; and still others from in- 
formal discussion groups. 

Miss Scudder agreed that diverse ways were 
necessary, and suggested that there be groups or- 
ganized in connection with the departments of 
Bible, Economics, History and Philosophy. She 
also offered a plan whereby at the beginning of 
each month the News should suggest a definite 
problem for study by the entire college. At the 
end of the period, written treatments of this 
topic should be submitted, and the best be pub- 
lished in the News. 

Sally Wood felt very strongly that if our atti- 
tude towards our work were more scholarly, call- 
ing a forum for the sake of finding out how to 
think and what to think about, would be ridicu- 

Katherine Timberman summed up the forum 
very ably. The meeting was about to adjourn 
when Dr. Calkins, feeling that we had not dwelt 
on the most important fact of all, returned from 
the station for a parting word. He reminded 
us that this was no mere question of "What will 
Wellesley do?", but a part of a great intercol- 
legiate movement, with its origin in the recent 
Northfield Conference, for enrolling 200,000 stu- 
dents into groups for more intensive thinking. 
The main issue is, "Will Wellesley do her part?" 
The answer will come when the committee now 
working on plans presents the suggestions made 
at the forum in an organized form for the ap- 
proval of the college. 

T. S., '19.